Well I am coming to the end of 4 months of sunsets which has been really enjoyable. Now it's crunch time I must bring together the dying , the painting , the felting, and the monsters. In one big picture. I have at least one limiting factor that's the size of my table. It's actually pretty small , but the biggest I can fit into my little attic felting room. Ikea best. So my big picture is limited to the height of the wide of my table , because I cannot look at it sideways and make sense of it. And even with this size I have had to gaffer tape two sheets of bubble wrap together. Big enough I think ! I want to incorporate every fabric and stitch I know. Over kill ! I know Less is more maybe....
Planning is required. I am an bit of a planner at work , but a hopeless planner at home . I get carried away and ignore whatever little plan I ever had.
I forget I am supposed to photograph every stage
I forget which fabrics and colours I had planned
I forget where things were suppose to go
and I use what comes into my head.
This piece requires discipline ! so I make a plan and a picture of the final idea. . Do I stick with it ? Mostly , just a few elements of artistic license, small developments and enhancements. Is this allowed - I hope so.So here is the final piece
Did all the planning work - I think so.
To me its very evocative of the Mekong , where of course it all started. Of the colours in the sky , the swirling heat and insects, water everywhere in sight, the bright coloured temples and the smells. It makes me want to get the incense out.